The National Vizsla Association concluded the week long running of it's National Championships and Derby Classic with a record number of entries from across North America. Ninety-nine dogs were shown during the week.
2009 National Amateur Championship Results
23 dogs were drawn with the following results:
Winner: Flower Step Pleda
Owner/handler: Jim Blumentritt
Runner-up: Flower Step Ehros
Owner/handler: Jim Blumentritt
2009 National Derby Classic Results
42 dogs were drawn with the following results:
1st: Boot Scootin Boogie
Owned by Dustin Ochs
Handled by Bryan Long
Owned by Dustin Ochs
Handled by Bryan Long
3rd: Silent Bell
Owner/handler: Philip Rohs
2009 National Championship Results
Winner: Saginaw Diamond Dan
Owner/handler: Mark Johnson
Runner-up: On Points Bravo Haulin
Owned by Julie LaRue and Medda Rauhut
Handled by Julie LaRue
The National Vizsla Association's National Championships kicked off on March 17, 2009, in Grovespring, Missouri. This year's Nationals marked the 15th running of the National Open Championship and the companion Derby Classic, and the 11th running of the National Amateur Championship. The trial began on Monday, following the conclusion of the Missouri Open Shooting Dog Championship, under partly cloudy skies, a slight southeast breeze, and pleasant 65 degree temps. For the first time in a number of years, the trial enjoyed superb weather, barring the two days when temps climbed into the mid to upper 80's. The mornings were crisp, with temperatures in the 30's, and the daytime highs typically reached into the 50's and 60's for the rest of the week.
The National Amateur Championship was swept by longtime NVA supporter and Nationals veteran, Jim Blumentritt of Galveston, Texas. Flowerstep Pelda, who won the National Amateur Championship in 2007, again took top honors and was crowned this year's Amateur Champion. Her littermate-brother, Flowerstep Ehros, was named the Runner-Up Amateur Champion. Those present weren't sure if Jim was in shock or whether someone needed to get the defibrillator when the announcement was made that his two dogs were Amateur Champion and Runner Up.
A record entry was drawn for this year's National Championship and each of the three stakes enjoyed the largest entry in event history. It is encouraging to see participation continue to grow each year, and the NVA would like to thank its members and those that travel far to support this event.
The hard work and dedication of the NVA's officers and board members make this event such a success. Much of the coordination and legwork is handled by treasurer and event secretary, Dustin Ochs. Dustin works hard each year and must be commended for his dedication to the Association and the National Championship. Ray Cooper also helped organize the event and worked diligently as the dog wagon driver and auctioneer at the Calcutta. A number of other individuals helped in varying capacities, such as driving the dog wagon, planting birds, preparing food, marshalling, reporting, photographing the event and administrating the trial. Those individuals include the following: Mike and Darlene Lundy, Carrie Syczylo, Robert Tomczak, Phil Rohs, Matt Rogers, Mark Smith, Amy Ochs, Mark Johnson, George Noren, Julie LaRue, Will Cooper, and Forrest McPherson. Special thanks must also be extended to J.R. Jones for helping with the bird planting, and to Joan Covey and her crew for preparing the delicious meals each day. Both Joan and J.R. are fixtures at Grovespring and play a vital role in the running of so many events at these wonderful grounds. Don Arnold and his crew at the Sportsman Association must also be commended for their remarkable job grooming the grounds and keeping the association running so that a number of clubs can utilize them for their championship events. The NVA would also like to thank the late Lee Cruise and his family for the legacy that he left everyone with these grounds.
Finally, we must thank the generous companies and members that sponsor this event with their donations: Nestle-Purina, Tri-Tronics, Christie Enterprises, Dogs Unlimited, Sonny and Verla Mortenson, Gordon and Tracy Long, Ray Cooper, Kelly and Tammy Hanson, Mark Johnson, Julie LaRue, and Mike and Darlene Lundy. Without their generosity, we would not have the equipment, money, trophies, and various other donations necessary to host such a high-class trial. Thanks go to Nestle-Purina Representative, Terry Trzcinski, not only for judging the event, but also for his and Nestle-Purina's continued support of our Championship. Thanks must also be extended to Jim Morehouse, from Tri-Tronics, for being present to ride braces and present the newest Tri-Tronics collars to the winners.
The National Amateur Championship
The 2009 NVA National Amateur Championship was judged as advertised by Tim Hidalgo of Hardesty, Oklahoma, and Terry Trzcinski of Peotone, Illinois. Tim is a pro trainer and handler who knows bird dogs. He was very attentive, watching each dog closely. Terry, who is very active in the field trial fraternity as a competitor, is a former President of the Field Trial Clubs of Illinois and has judged a number of championships. He similarly kept a close eye on the dogs. Twenty three dogs were drawn and brought to the line to run in this year's National Amateur Championship.
Opening announcements were made by Ray Copper. The first brace was off at one o'clock on Monday afternoon, under a partly cloudy sky and mild temps.
BURR OAK'S OLD NUMBER SEVEN (Gingrich) and TIBER CREEKS RUSHCREEK DARCY (Rowell) cast off on course one to start the trial. At 9, both dogs were found standing before the first creek crossing -- Darcy pointing and Jack backing. Darcy suffered a nonproductive when Rowell was unable to locate and flush a bird. At 15, on the edge of the hayfield before the second creek crossing, Jack was found pointing with Darcy backing. Two birds were worked and all was in order. Just before the second creek crossing, at 20 minutes, point was called for Jack again but only a rabbit was produced. At 24, Jack pointed, relocated, and then re-pointed with birds flushing before the handler arrived. At 28, Rowell called point at the beginning of Davis Bottoms. Darcy moved to mark as the birds were flushed. At 32, both dogs were found in Davis Bottoms with Jack on point and Darcy again backing. The birds were worked and the dogs were sent on. Both dogs finished the hour, but were short when time was called at the top of Horse Killer Hill.
ONPOINT FARLEY GOT SOUL (Bassingthwaighte) and LI'L RED STREAK OF LITNIN (Brown) made some nice casts and worked their way around the hill. At 17, DB made game and point was called. DB relocated and was moved on by the handler. Before the creek crossing prior to Sycamore bottoms, Farley pointed and then relocated, appearing cautious as Bassingthwaighte flushed a single at 23. At 33, point was called again for Farley, but only yielded a hawk kill. Farley made a nice move up the hill southeast of the two barns and was found standing staunchly at 45, with all in order on the flush. DB suffered a nonproductive at 50 by the rusty shed. At 59, Farley was found standing in Bull Pasture along the fence line. As Bassingthwaighte stepped in to flush, a covey of quail exploded from the cover to finish the hour.
Starting from Bull Pasture, ONPOINTS BRUTIS BEEFCAKE (Bassingthwaighte) and UPWIND KISMET RAPID FIRE (Pescod) broke away at three o'clock. At 35, right after the gravel road on the first line, both dogs were found standing and credited with a divided find. Brutis had good manners while the birds were worked, but Mason was picked up for an infraction during their flush. Brutis was eventually picked up at 45 minutes after the heat took its toll on him.
The final brace for the day cast off on Course One at four o'clock with THE CHEROKEES LIL RED RASCAL (Tomczak) and REMEK ROZALIA'S RED MOON (Ochs). Rascal made a big cast through the first section of the course. At 25, Rose was found standing at the second creek. While Ochs flushed, Rose took steps. Rascal was collected at the road and sent on, making a big move around Davis Bottoms and entering the creek bottom at 36, where he disappeared. After being absent for 10+ minutes, Tomczak called for the Tracker. Rose finished the hour.
Tuesday morning started off cool, with temps in the 30's and a hint of fog in the air. TOUCHDOWN KID (Ochs) and BERRY'S TAKING CHANCES (Syczylo) broke away on Course One. Diamond made a huge cast and quickly disappeared to the front. Lotto made a nice move to the cemetery line, but bumped a bird at 16 and was picked up. Ochs called for the Tracker at 23, ending Diamond's bid.
ONPOINT'S SPINNING AXEL (Bassingthwaighte) and FLOWERSTEP PELDA (Blumentritt) broke away in Davis Bottoms. At 6, point was called for Axel, who displayed great style. The birds were flushed and Axel also showed good manners. At 25, Pelda and Axel had a divided find before Horse Killer Hill, on the Davis Bottom side of the creek. Both dogs were found standing tall. The bird was found in the field off of the wood line, and all was in order for both dogs upon the flush. At 40, Blumentritt called point for Pelda, who had a slight move to mark on the flush. Pelda was the stronger and faster of the two dogs with both finishing to the front, just before Sycamore Bottoms. Pelda's strong performance netted Blumentritt the 2009 National Amateur Championship, Pelda's second in three years.
RAMPAIGE (Rohs) and STELLA ARTOIS (Miller) broke away at Sycamore Bottoms as the day began to warm up. At 25, point was called for Stella and a covey was produced. Paige made a nice move at 42 and disappeared forward. At 45, point was called for Stella. Paige appeared on the scene, but failed to back and was picked up. Stella appeared unsure and was relocated. She pinned the birds and a small covey was produced. Stella finished the hour.
As the day progressed, the temps continued to rise. CHEROKEE'S JAZZMIN OF SHILOH (Tomczak) and FLOWERSTEP EHROS (Blumentritt) broke away in the hayfields heading back towards camp. Both Ehros and Jazzmin disappeared to the front. At 6, point was called by Tomczak. As the gallery approached, it became evident that Jazzmin was backing Ehros, who was standing in the cover. Birds were worked with all in order and both dogs were sent on, rimming cemetery field. At 19, Jazzmin was found standing with Ehros backing. Tomczak had difficulty producing the birds and Jazzmin was relocated. She pinned down the running birds, displaying pleasing style as they were flushed. At 37, Blumentritt called point for Ehros, who was found standing high at both ends, and all was in order as the birds were flushed. Both dogs finished the hour going away. Ehros ran with greater speed and stamina than his bracemate, netting him Runner-up honors.
Breaking away in the early afternoon as the temps really started to heat up, ONPOINT'S BRAVO HAULIN (LaRue) and POINT BLANC'S RUSTY MIRACLE (Syczylo), last year's National Amateur Champion, broke away on Course One. Duke made a large cast and disappeared to the front. On the edge of the hayfield, at 14, point was called for Duke. He was relocated, pinning the birds and styling up nicely. Syczylo flushed with all in order and sent her charge on. Point was called for Haulin at 16. She was relocated when she looked unsure. As birds were flushed and shots fired, Haulin released herself and was picked up by LaRue. The heat took its toll on Duke, but he finished the hour pressing forward.
HILLBILLIES SHILOH HOLY MAN (Tomczak) and VIESOO'S ZSHA ZSHA (Brown) broke away on course two during the hottest part of the day. Deacon made some big moves but was picked up by Tomczak at 36 for failing to handle. ZZ was erratic and unfamiliar with the terrain, having come from out West. She finished the hour but was short in the heat of the day.
Wednesday morning began under clear skies and cool temps with PR'S GUSTOPHER OF ROCKPORT (Pescod) and BRAVO HAULIN'S OLYMPIC SPEED (Larue). At 9, Gus was found standing in the first creek bottom. Pescod flushed two birds and Gus stood mannerly. At 15, both dogs were seen standing on the line in the first hayfield. Both dogs decided to relocate themselves without their handler's direction, and were picked up as a result.
Casting off before the second creek crossing in the hayfield at 8:30 a.m., SAGINAW DIAMOND DAN (Johnson), running as a bye dog, was in the last brace of the National Amateur Championship. At 10, Danny was found standing at the beginning of Davis Bottoms, but no birds were produced. Point was again called at 22, in Davis Bottom. Danny moved to mark as two birds were flushed. At 26, Danny was found standing right after the creek crossing entering Island Field. He was relocated and then picked up after suffering his second non-productive.
The Derby Classic
Forty one dogs were entered and drawn to run in this year's Derby Classic, the largest derby entry in the history of this event. Due to the large entry extending the Derby for a day more than previously anticipated, Judge Terry Trzcinski was forced to leave due to another commitment. He was replaced by venerable All-Age Pointer professional Andy Daugherty, of Grovespring, Missouri, who was partnered with Tim Hidalgo. Both gentlemen did an exceptional job of judging such a large derby and were very attentive to each dog. Their decision was well received and they commented on how strong the stake was.
Kicking off late Wednesday morning, the temperature was rising and eventually hit the mid 70's with a light southwest wind. The course was out and back using the first half of course number one. The derby winner and runner-up were handled by Brian Long for owner Dustin Ochs with winner going to BOOT SCOOTIN BOOGIE and Runner-up to BLING BLING. Second runner-up went to SILENT BELL under the whistle of owner/handler Phil Rohs.
The three derby placements went to dogs that have had significant successes. Winner Boots and runner-up Bling are litter mates that have done well for owner Dusting Ochs. They have placed in the NVA Quail Championship Derby Classic and Bling was winner of the VCA National Puppy Classic. Second runner-up Bela has similarly enjoyed a very successful puppy/derby career and is currently ranked as the #1 VCA dog in that category.
The winner, Boots, had a very nice mature shooting dog race with an attractive gate. At 9, he had a stylish find at the Hayfield in between the two creek crossings. Boots hunted the cover well and finished strong and front. Runner-up Bling had a great opening move using the full field to her advantage. Bling is lighting fast and powered through Davis Bottoms, rimming the field and continuing forward to the third creek crossing. She finished strong and forward and was placed on race. Second runner-up Bela broke away with an impressive cast, showing to the front. She was gathered up at the first creek crossing and was then sent forward through the hayfield, casting to the outer edges. Bela entered Davis Bottoms and proceeded to box the field. She finished strong and going away in Island Field and was placed on a nice race.
There were several other spectacular derby performances in this year's classic, and it is unfortunate that only three could be recognized in the winner's circle.
The National Open Championship
The judges for this year's National Open Championship were Pat Sheehan of Jacksonville, Illinois, and Bill Nadeau of Osage City, Kansas. Pat is well-known in the pointer community and recently judged the Free-For-All Championship. Ken Ruff, of Sycamore, Illinois, was originally scheduled to judge the National Open Championship but had to be replaced due to a family emergency. Our prayers go out to his family and his mother for a speedy recovery. Bill Nadeau kindly stepped in on short notice, and we greatly appreciate his willingness to do so.
Again, it was a record entry for the National Open Championship, with a total of 35 dogs drawn and 33 brought to the line to run. SAGINAW DIAMOND DAN (Danny), owned and handled by Mark Johnson, was named winner of this year's Championship. ONPOINT'S BRAVO HAULIN (Haulin), owned and handled by Julie LaRue and Medda Rauhut, was named Runner-up.
The Open Championship started Friday morning with ONPOINT'S HITMAN (Reid). Sam ran as a bye. The morning was cool, with a light touch of frost on the ground. Sam was found standing at 10 in the first hayfield. His bird was flushed, but he was loose in the rear. Reid picked Sam up at 18.
BURR OAK's LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN (Gingrich) and ONPOINT'S SPINNING AXEL (Reid) broke away into Davis Bottoms. Jack and Axel both ran a gun dog race. At 30, Jack ran through a covey as he worked the cover and was cautioned by his handler. A shot was fired and he was sent on. At 46, in the field before Sycamore Bottoms, both dogs were found standing on point, 100 yards apart, on separate birds. Axel stood staunchly through both birds, and Jack through his single. At 49, Jack suffered a nonproductive. At 54, Axel was again found standing on the line along the creek before Sycamore Bottoms. He stood staunchly through the flush. At 54, Jack was picked up after having his second nonproductive of the morning. Axel finished the hour.
ONPOINTS BRUTIS BEEFCAKE (Reid) broke away in Sycamore Bottoms. At 3, Brutis was found standing on the right edge of the first field, but no birds were produced. Brutis was later picked up at 22.
HILLBILLIES SHILOH HOLY MAN (Tomczak) and HOMEAGAIN ATTA GIRL PEARL (Long) broke away out of Bull Pasture. Both dogs made strong moves through pasture. At 30, Pearl had a stop to flush before the gravel road crossing. Deacon made a far reaching cast and disappeared for about ten minutes, but showed up after the gravel road crossing. At 41, Deacon made another large move through the hayfield and turned toward camp. At 43, Pearl was found standing, but handler Long was unable to locate any birds. Tomczak elected to pick up and called for the Tracker at 50. Long picked up Pearl a minute later at 51.
REDROCK'S RIP ROAR'N RUGER (Reid) and FLOWERSTEP EHROS (Blumentritt) broke away on Course One after lunch. At 15, point was called for Ehros at the end of the hayfield. Ehros took a small step on the flush. Ehros was again found pointing at 25 just after Davis Bottom. He again took a small hop on the flush. Ehros made a nice cast around the left edge of Island Field. At 42, Ehros was found on point before Horse Killer Hill on the right edge. His bird was worked with good manners. Ruger was picked up at 45. At 50, Ehros was standing in a thicket below Horse Killer Hill. The scout collared the dog out of the thicket and Ehros was cast up the hill and disappeared for 5 minutes. He showed to the front just as time was called.
RAMPAIGE (Rohs) and HOMEAGAIN ISLANDTIME HUNTER (Long) broke away on course two. At 25, Paige chased a bird and Hunter bumped a covey, each on different parts of the course. Both dogs were picked up for their simultaneous infractions.
ONPOINT'S HIT ME WITH YOUR ONE (Reid) and KAL-CAM'S SUNNY GIRL (Burjan) broke away in the valley past Sycamore Bottoms. At 6, Hit and Sunny were found on point by the rusty barn. Hit chased the bird and was picked up. Sunny, however, stood staunch and worked her bird with good manners. At 17, Sunny had a stop to flush on a covey in Bull Pasture, but was later picked up at 32.
PR'S GUSTOPHER OF ROCKPORT (Pescod) and KAL-CAM'S CALAMIDY JANE (Burjan) broke away from the twin barns. Callie made a nice opening move to the north corner before motoring down the hill toward the gravel road. At 10, Callie was found on point just before the gravel road. Burjan, unable to locate her bird, elected to take a nonproductive and move on. Gus disappeared at 10 and the Tracker was called for at 19. At 22, Callie was found on point by the cemetery, and she worked her bird cleanly. Callie finished the hour at Davis Bottoms.
SEMPER FI TOP BRASS (Smith) and TAKABLU PORTER BURNS (Vater) broke away in Davis Bottoms. Only 4 minutes into the brace, Tinker chased a bird and was picked up. Porter was picked up at 40 without a find. This completed the first day of the Open Championship.
ONPOINT FARLEY GOT SOUL (Reid) and KAL-CAM'S RUNNIN DOZER (Burjan) started Saturday off on Course One. At 10, before the first creek crossing, Farley was found stylishly on point. Two birds were produced and handled cleanly. At 16, Farley had a nonproductive before the gravel road crossing where only feathers were found. Burjan, dissatisfied with Dozer's performance thus far, picked him up at 18. At 23, Farley was found on point by the windmill. His bird was handled cleanly and he was sent on his way. At 28, while running down the right edge of Davis Bottoms, Farley slammed on point before the bird flushed wild. At 36, Farley was again found on point. He was relocated, but Reid's attempt to flush in the steep creek bottom proved unsuccessful. Farley was moved on. At 58, just before Horse Killer Hill, Farley carded his final find for the hour.
TOUCHDOWN KID (Lundy) and KAL-CAM's ABILENE'S SUNRISE (Burjan) broke away after Apple Tree Hill. Diamond made a big cast and disappeared to the front, never to be seen again during the brace. Lundy called for the Tracker at 19. Abby had a stop to flush at 20, just before entering Sycamore Bottoms, and was later picked up at 49 without a find.
TIBER CREEKS RUSHCREEK DARCY (Rowell) and BERRY'S TAKING CHANCES (Vater) broke away in a steady rain. At 19, past the two barns, Lotto had a nice stylish find on the edge of a tree line. At 25, Darcy had a nonproductive prior to the gravel road crossing. At 30, point was called for Lotto after the gravel road, but no birds were found. On the left high edge of the hayfield, Darcy had a covey find at 35. At the cemetery, Darcy again went on point at 40 with Lotto backing, both mannerly through the flight and the shot. At 50, Lotto suffered her second nonproductive at a junk pile near the breakaway of Course One while Darcy honored her bracemate's point. Both dogs finished the hour.
THE CHEROKEES LIL RED RASCAL (Tomczak) and SAGINAW DIAMOND DAN (Johnson) cast off after the lunch break. Both dogs made big opening moves. At 7, just before the first creek crossing, Danny was found on point to the right. His bird was handled mannerly and he was sent on. Rascal worked the hayfield on the high side and dropped down the line to the front from the right as Danny made his way around the field from the left. At 13, Rascal stopped in the hayfield and Tomczak called point. As the handlers rode up, Danny was found standing further up the line and Johnson also called point. Rascal took the back. Johnson flushed the bird and both dogs handled it cleanly. Once cast off, Rascal rimmed the field to the right along the milo strip, while Danny streaked to the left. Both dogs disappeared to the front until Danny was found standing in the milo, with Rascal stylishly backing at 17. All was in order at the flush and shot and both charges were sent on. After the road crossing, Rascal moved right again and took the edge to the crossing tree line. Danny made his move to the left and then turned right down the tree line. At 21, both handlers called point. As riders approached, both dogs were found facing one another while on point. Both handlers went in to flush and Johnson pointed out the birds in a thicket. A bird was flown and both handlers fired. Rascal and Danny were cast off again in Davis Bottom. Again, Danny moved to the left and Rascal to the right. Rascal went into the creek bottom and was absent for a short while. Danny took the high side around the field and came up the backside along the creek bank where he pointed at 45. Rascal came up from the creek and backed his bracemate. Handler went in to flush to no avail and relocated his dog. Tomczak took Rascal on. After relocation, and just as Johnson was just about to move his dog on, Danny located and stylishly pinned the elusive birds. Johnson flushed and fired. The dog was handed over to scout Lundy as Johnson mounted up and took his dog up horse killer hill and to the front. Meanwhile, Rascal had made a big move to the right of the high field and was last seen moving forward. Johnson went on and descended down to Little Vine Loop while Tomczak waited atop the hill searching for his charge. Call soon came from Johnson that Rascal was front in little vine loop with Danny. At 57, in Little Vine Loop, Rascal had a nice find along the dry creek crossing. All was in good order and Rascal was sent on. Both dogs finished the hour going away and forward, each working opposite sides of the loop.
Danny, who took Runner-up honors in the 2008 NVA National Amateur Championship, was named the 2009 NVA National Open Champion.
ONPOINT'S BRAVO HAULIN (LaRue) and UPWIND KISMET RAPID FIRE (Pescod) broke away during a light drizzle after Little Vine Loop. At 13, Haulin was found standing at the creek crossing before Sycamore Bottoms. Everything was in order and she was sent on. After Mason's lengthy absence, Pescod called for the Tracker at 20. At 21, Haulin stood point on the left side of Sycamore Bottom. Her bird flushed prior to LaRue's flushing attempt, but all was in order. At 26, shortly after leaving Sycamore Bottoms, point was again called. As LaRue began her flushing attempt, a large covey lifted out in the field. Again, Haulin was mannerly. Haulin pleasingly worked her way around the Bull Pasture and notched her second well located covey find of the day. Haulin finished the hour with a strong and forward race that impressed the judges and gallery alike. Haulin, who was last year's National Open Champion and the winner of last fall's NVA National Quail Championship, was later named the Runner-up Open Champion for 2009.
LI'L RED STREAK OF LITNIN (Brown) and BRAVO'S OLYMPIC SPEED (LaRue) broke away at the two barns in the mid-afternoon. At 4, Dashin went on point and Larue flushed cleanly. DB moved into the same area at 6 and was saddled with a nonproductive. At 9, Dashin had a covey find before the gravel road crossing. At 12, right after the gravel road crossing, Dashin stood with style once again and worked two more birds. At 23, DB broke on his bird near the cemetery and was picked up. At 38, Dashin made a nice move along the creek returning to Course One and point was called. He looked nice on his birds. Dashin again stood point after the second creek crossing. The bird was flushed and all was in order. Dashin' finished the hour, but not with the range and fervor needed for the win today. It was only last year that this promising young dog placed in the Derby Classic.
FLOWERSTEP PELDA (Blumentritt) and BRAVO'S OLYMPIC SPIRIT (Vater) broke away Sunday morning to cool damp air with a cool moderate breeze. At 9, before the first creek crossing, point was called for Cruzin, who was standing under a cedar tree. Cruzin was stylish and worked the bird with good manners. Cruzin was found on point again at 15 along the hay field. A bevy of birds were flushed while he stood steady. At 25, after the first gravel road crossing, both dogs were seen standing. However, before point was called, both Pelda and Cruzin took the covey for a ride.
POINTE BLANC'S RUSTY MIRACLE (Syczylo) and BRAVO'S OLYMPIC FLAME (Long) were released into Davis Bottoms. Point was immediately called by Long near the first tree line. A single was flushed with all in order. Duke made a large far reaching cast through Davis Bottoms and was seen pointing at the end of the field. Point was called at 4, but as the handler approached, Duke flushed the birds himself and was picked up. At 23, Smokin was seen under a bird below Horse Killer Hill and was picked up for the infraction.
REMEK ROZALIA'S RED MOON (Long) broke away into Little Vine Loop running as a bye dog. At 11, Long called point after Rose was found standing in the creek bottom at the end of Little Vine Loop. The birds were flushed and all was in order. Rose netted another find in Sycamore Bottoms at 20, again displaying proper manners to the flush and shot. At 26, Rose was found pointing along a brushy fence line in the large pond field. As Long approached, a covey flushed wild and Rose stood staunch. Rose had another find at 36, near the Rust Barn Rose. Long flushed yet another covey, while Rose exhibited nice manners. At 43, Rose scored her third covey find in Bull Pasture, but just off the path. At 46, Rose went on point again, but handler Long was only able to produce feathers. Rose finished the hour to the front, but a bit short.